Bottoms’ quip came during a discussion about the upcoming U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia on Jan. 5.
GOP Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are being challenged by Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock. Democrats need to win both seats to tie the Senate 50-50, giving Vice President-elect Kamala Harris the tiebreaker vote.
Bottoms expressed hope that even if people in Georgia did not vote for President-elect Joe Biden, they would be motivated to vote against the Trump-aligned Republican candidates in the runoff elections in protest of the outgoing president’s behavior following his election loss.
Trump has spread baseless claims about mass voter fraud and refused to allow the transition to a Biden administration to begin, Bottoms noted, all against the backdrop of a dire public health emergency as infections, hospitalizations and deaths caused by COVID-19 continue to soar at a record rate.
Check out the interview here: